After skipping 2020 for obvious reasons, E3 is still scheduled to return in June as some kind of fully digital event. With no details on what to expect and many rumors of industry involvement, a report surfaced claiming that certain elements of the show would be placed behind a payment wall, with streaming demos powered by GeForce Now.
In one Tweeter, ESA said that “the E3 2021 digital show is a free event for all attendees,” and confirmed in a follow-up statement that “there will be no items at E3 2021 that will be behind a paywall “. Whether this represents a change in plans, a narrowing of the scope after looking at other approaches, or something else we don’t know at all, but we’ll have to wait to find out exactly what this year’s show will look like. . For now, the situation is at least still funny, as Geoff Keighley, organizer of the Game Awards and the Summer Game Fest tweeted a quick joke about his summer event going “free”.